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Jan 3, 2010 6:00pm EST
washington hospital. a tip to the show "america's most woanted" led to the capture of a suspect. u.s. marshals arrested paul late saturday night. he had been the focus of an intense nationwide manhunt after he allegedly shot and killed his twin sisters, his aunt, and a cousin. the family says the rest means there will be able to sleep at night. >> the manhunt added a lot of stress out of the fear that perhaps he would strike again, so it made it difficult, but now we can rest knowing he is behind bars and we can focus on the grieving process we need to go through. >> he faces four counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. most of this nation is shivering through a cold snap. we will have a closer look coming up. >> a big storm in new england, but we are still on the edge, and that means when the conditions and still cold. the forecast as we move through the week ahead coming up. those winds are gusting to to our community it's our lifeline to the emergency information we need it's a free service that provides free entertainment. but one day soon,
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Jan 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news at noon in hd. >> good afternoon. i am sarah caldwell. the big story this afternoon, the frigid weather. we are still seeing some- freezing temperatures. let's go to sandra shaw at the ins to wonder some other -- the insta-weather center. >> a hike is still going to be only 38 degrees prepare for the next two days, we are going to be below freezing for the actual temperature. the winds have died down a little bit, but they are still very crusty. -- gusty. 16 in westminster, 15 in parkton. generally about 20 over on the eastern shore. for the rest of the afternoon
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Jan 13, 2010 5:00pm EST
regional representative for latin america. part of his job is to make sure that staff already in haiti are okay and to coordinate their relief services. catholic relief services has already committed an additional $5 million in response to the disaster. that will help pay for critical supplies. >> shelter, water purification tablets, plastic containers for water -- water is the essential item to supply in an emergency situation. >> some of the supplies are ready pre positioned in haiti. they will also be able to send in supplies from the dominican republic. that country had a mild hurricane season, so there are many supplies available. >> it is about a six hour drive. the road has been determined to be clear up to about 10 miles out of port-au-prince. >> more help could come by the way of a navy hospital ship. maybe it -- navy officials say that are poised to activate the ship if necessary. can be made ready to sail in five days. relief workers say if you want to do something, donate money, because monetary donations will get there faster than anything else. four more are organizations tha
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Jan 14, 2010 6:00pm EST
, you will not be forsaken, you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. >> and he said a second wave of help is on the way. and the navy hospital ship, the comfort. until the ship arrives, the navy says it is using helicopters from a couple of other ships off the coast of haiti to help move people in and out. >> this weekend, a baltimore based hospital ship is expected to set sail for haiti. not only will it provide medical assistance, but millions of gallons of pure drinking water. >> the u.s. and as comfort is being prepared, loaded up with supplies and getting ready to go to haiti. they expect to leave the port of baltimore early saturday morning, three days ahead of schedule. while the ship is known for its hospital facilities -- facilities, what people may not know is that it is able to purify it up to 100,000 gallons of water per day. that is a much-needed resources in haiti. >> on board preparations are underway for -- >> it will definitely be the biggest mission for the ship. >> that means turning the comfort into a fully operatio
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Jan 5, 2010 5:00pm EST
mentally, they added snorkelers is relaxing on a beach somewhere in south america. -- the avid snorkelers is relaxing on a beach somewhere in south america. this is hurt and the experience, a procedure room where patients get to choose the lighting, at a ceiling scene played on monitors, and even relaxing music. it is one of the first of its kind in the country and doctors say in addition to simply making the patient more comfortable, their medical benefits, too. >> we have been able to use less sedation on patients because they are relaxed naturally cured >> -- naturally. >> force linda, the room had surprising -- for linda, the room had a surprising effects. >> to have not been in the water in several years? >> and it inspired her to get back to a real beach sometime in 2010. >> using a kitchen spoon to measure a liquid medicines like cough syrup can lead to over and under dozing. -- dosing. researchers as 145 college students to 4 5 milliliters into various sizes of spoons. of course, they tended to port to much or too little. while this might not be a big deal, the sick peo
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Jan 27, 2010 12:00pm EST
- selling car in america -- the toyota camry. >> in many ways it is unprecedented, even shocking. it is the right thing for toyota to do. >> the dramatic move comes up for months of complaints about the cars excelling out of control. four people died just outside of dallas. that was when there avalon crashed through a fence and look into a pond of the day after christmas. last week they announced a recall over 2.3 million bottles. now car maker is taking another huge step, removing 65% of its inventory from showroom floors. the affected models are the 2009 and 2010 rav -- and some other models. this year's highlander, the 2007-10 tundras and also the sequoia's. the general manager of toyota has released a written statement that says "this action is necessary until a remedy is finalized." as the company struggles to find the solution there is still no indication of just how long the popular cars and trucks will be kept off the market. jay gray reporting. >> if you have a toyota regardless of the model and have concerns about the excellent there you should contact your nearest dealer. a group
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Jan 22, 2010 5:30am EST
reconnect his message with the american people. >> are working every day to get america back on track. while wall street is recovering, our main streets have a long way to go. >> president obama addressed the nation's mayors and looks to the reset button after a difficult political week, with a republican upset in massachusetts and the health care bill in peril in congress. the white house acknowledges voter frustration. mr. obama taking a more populist tone. >> if these folks on a fight, i am ready. westy announced another crack down on banks. >> never again will the american taxpayer be held hostage by a bank that is too big to fail. >> the reforms aim to limit the size of banks and prevent them from taking on risky investment, sent markets tumbling. today the emphasis on recovery and on creating jobs. >> not only do we have unemployment of 10%, but we have a large number of people working part-time an involuntary basis because they cannot find full- time employment. >> expect the president to talk about the economy and the jobs in the days and weeks ahead, including a mention in ne
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Jan 27, 2010 6:00pm EST
sure that we can have jobs here in america. we have to really lay out how we will get our economy back. >> the senator is bringing a special guest with him to the state of the union. the incoming baltimore mayor rawlings-+blake. >> this is a big time for president obama and i am proud to represent our city as he talks about how he will move our city forward. >> he will be speaking to a divided nation and party. some people will also be looking for a spark. >> i want the president to return to the person that we saw during the campaign. the one who was motivational and truly a leader. he put forth a vision for our country that was very broad. i want him to address the issue of jobs. >> during a typical congressional address, the audience expresses its opinion by applauding or not. tonight, the american people can do the same, respond directly to this speech by uploading questions to youtube. the president plans to answer these questions during a live on-line event. >> be sure to stay with wbal, we will have coverage of the state of the union address. we will carry it live over the air
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Jan 16, 2010 11:00pm EST
people of haiti and the people of the world. in these difficult hours, america stands united. >> generous americans have already given millions. in pasadena, the owners did -- donors did not even have to step out of their car. vice-president by and ushered haitian americans that help is coming, despite a logistical bottleneck caused by the widespread devastation. >> as the general said, it is like putting a bowling ball through a straw. >> the students arrive and escape, but their nightmare is not over. >> this is not any sort of success story, because we are missing to professors and four other students. >> we are here and they are not. what do you say and what do you do? cracks in national, an emotional homecoming for a church group just back from the quake zone. -- >> in nashville. keeping haitians are alive is the mission of the usns comfort. >> only lowell melser is on board that ship. -- our own lowell melser is on board the ship. he is getting a better sense of the crew, including what makes them tick. >> the usns comfort would have a hard time existing if it were not
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Jan 25, 2010 6:00pm EST
with middle america. this is an attempt to win them back. >> an economist said most of the initiatives will hurt, not help. >> middle-class is going to be slapped with a huge coming tax increase to try to pay down some of the deficits that his policies have caused. >> republicans are saying the president needs to move to the center if he wants to get things done. >> you can watch president obama's state of the union speech on wednesday at 9:00 p.m. right here on wbal tv 11. >> war than 50,000 homes are without power. the majority of baltimore county, 18,000 homes. it could be some time before service is restored. water closed roads and turn some lawns into lakes. >> it was a mess here. chain saws and generator noise ruled the day. authorities say high water contributed to this school bus crash. the driver lost direction of the roadway. t do rio schoolchildren led to safety. galloway creek swallowed streets and sidewalks. standing water measured from 2 feet -- 2 inches to 3 feet. >> my house is up there but i am worried about everything in the basement. insurance does not co
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Jan 27, 2010 5:00am EST
set of circumstances. >> and america is still standing as president obama tries to recapture the wave of optimism he rode into office. he will say that new faces and fresh energy is needed to turn the economy around. wbal-tv. >> you can watch that here on tv 11. >> the maryland unemployment insurance fund could get a much- needed overhaul. legislators need to make some changes by august of next year. the governor announced legislation that would extend benefits. without the chain, businesses could pay twice as much per employee in the fund. they will hear legislation tomorrow. and they will discuss the possibility of legalizing marijuana for medical use. it would allow it to be grown in a state facility in sold in a licensed facilities such as a pharmacy. they must be registered with the state. many legislators and have dealt with these medical issues. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. do you support a bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> baltimore county police have charged three people with crue
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Jan 20, 2010 5:00am EST
. bank of america, wells fargo, jp morgan, and another banker scheduled to release their reports. citigroup says the consumer credit and mortgage market is still a challenge. keep an eye on ibm today. sales dropped in the fourth quarter. they got hit hard as a business customers tightened spending. futures looking lower for the start of things. we had a rally yesterday. gains led by healthcare and technology companies. employers are getting hit with higher payroll taxes. 36 states have increased the annual tax businesses play to finance unemployment benefits. it has climbed 159% in maryland. taxes are making up for a drop in employment. and may put more people out of work. that is business at the new york stock exchange. back to you. >> thanks. a new study out today shows children are spending more time consuming entertainment media these days. they are consuming seven hours and 38 minutes per day of entertainment media. it is more than 53 hours a week. many news more than one type of media at a time. kids are singing 10 hours during a day. researchers hope this study will help p
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Jan 2, 2010 6:00am EST
intelligence can be better shared. nbc news, washington. >> she is america's first baby born in 2010. we will introduce you to her and her mother straight ahead. >> and some humidifiers are being recalled. people talk about the danger they may pose. and your >> the first saturday of 2010. it is cold outside. we will see a mixture of sunshine and cloud today. a big time blizzard is in new england today. we may get anew england today. we may get a few snow flurries as a result. the big story for us, the winds and the cold temperature. a wind advisories in effect until this morning. it will last overnight. the actual temperature is around 20's across the board. when you factor in those winds, it feels more like the teens. the coldest wind chill at 11 near the state line. it feels like 12th in westminster. -- 12 degrees in westminster. it is about 10 or 12 degrees lower than normal this time of year. the record for january 2, 71. that was set action 1876. the record low was in 1968. . -- it was 0 degrees. we have a contrast between a high pressure and an intense low in the gulf of maine that
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Jan 25, 2010 5:00pm EST
help out with the situations that are occurring around america. >> of the students have raised $120,000. several local stores are teaming up with an organization to send shoes to haiti. they are giving customers discounts to bring in gently used pairs of shoes. souls for soles will assure the issues get to haiti. -- make sure the shoes get to haiti. >> the number of liver transplants in this country have doubled. some people are still waiting. it is a big decision when someone tries to get off entire rejection drugs, which most transplant patients take for the rest of their lives. >> to look she is reading from f poetry she started when she was on the transplant list waiting for liver. in 2003, she got her transplant but six years of anti rejection drugs were damaging her kidneys and she felt bad. >> it was making heard all over. >> rejection medications are a delicate balance. >> it is a conscious move and effort towards minimizing anti- rejection medication and taking them off. because they do tend to have problems associated. >> i remember my husband and i were in his office
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Jan 24, 2010 5:00am EST
obama saying there would be no peace for america unless there was security for palestinians. he described the attempt by nige ran -- for the nigerian to detonate a bomb as confirmation of previous attacks, including september 11. he promised further attacks if the u.s. continued to support israel. there was no way to confirm the voice was that of bin laden's. >> you heard owe meg -- omega 3 fatty acids are if good for your heart. >> plus the economics of marriage have changed, and it doesn't look good for men. >> your forecast after the break. stay with us. ♪ ♪ i paint the numbers in the sky ♪ [ female announcer ] we might have different styles and wear different things. but we all want our clothes to look their absolute best. and that's why tide helps keep the clothes you wear looking bright, white... and impeccably clean. ♪ i see life ♪ in technicolor because what you wear is up to you. keeping it looking its best is up to tide. tide. style is an option. clean is not. >> we'll take a look at our live h.d. doppler radar and mix the satellite imaginary in with it as we
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Jan 18, 2010 6:00pm EST
africana and central america and more recently in the last couple of years, they have been very committed to the work they have done in haiti. >> they say there are no supplies to clean instruments, no bleach, not even water. so gb &c offered help to provide medical supplies for their mission. >> i was not surprised that they were willing to go there immediately. we're really pleased that she was going to haiti to add her medical expertise. >> they say the best way for folks at home to help is to donate money, adding, i do not be in a hurry to come here. >> and there is continuing coverage of the disaster on our website. you can get the latest information as well as information on how you can donate all on our web page wbaltv.com. >> police are looking for the gun man who shot a man in west baltimore. it happened at the intersection of pennsylvania avenue and dalton street this afternoon. the victim is now in stable condition at shock trauma. police say he was wearing a ski mask. >> a baltimore county grand jury has indicted a pikesville man for killing two people along a drag r
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Jan 22, 2010 11:00pm EST
members on the purse response team of america will be leaving tomorrow, and they are taking heavy-duty equipment with them. they will help clean up debris. the equipment was donated to the group by a local dealer called the pete store. >> we have the trucks and the equipment. between the first response team and their experience in disasters and our trucks, we can help and make a difference. if we can help, we should help. >> what a tremendous attitude. workers plan to donate their time for a least a year. the donated equipment is worth more than $1 million. >> all the major networks were hosting a go hope for haiti," a telethon to raise money for the devastated nation. michelle has more. ♪ >> it was a night of star- studded performances and emotional stories of survival. >> they make stretchers out of mattresses. they sent text messages from underneath concrete saying i am here, i am alive. >> the world of hollywood, rock, pop, and hip hop united, working phone banks and raising relief funds for earthquake victims of haiti appear in next call now, and make a world of difference.
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Jan 26, 2010 11:00pm EST
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Jan 29, 2010 11:00pm EST
something. we want to make america great again. >> no one, including the company executives themselves, are completely sure why this was their moment, a moment also shared by a mayor in waiting. >> maybe the president is making amends to the city of baltimore and the state of maryland. >> thanks for all the great work you do. thanks for hosting me. i know you guys probably have to fuss a little bit to get ready for us, but from my perspective, it was a great visit. >> the people here say they have never been politically connected before, but after a high-profile visit like this one, they may be now. >> the president says he hopes his trip to baltimore will help to amend washington's political divide. during his speech, he criticized house republicans for opposing him on taxes, health care, an economic stimulus. he said it is time for both parties to find common ground. >> i don't think they want more gridlock or partisanship. i don't think they want more obstruction. they did not send us to washington to fight each other in some sort of political steel cage match to see who comes out alive.
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Jan 30, 2010 5:00am EST
company because it was manufacturing. when you make something, we will make america great again. >> the company executives are not sure what this was the moment. it was shared by a mayor in waiting. >> maybe the president is making amends to baltimore for things he may have wanted to do at an earlier time. >> thanks for all of the great work you do. thanks for hosting me. i am sure you had to get ready for us. from my perspective, it was a great visit. >> the people here say they have never been politically connected before. after a high-profile visit like this one, they may be now. the president hopes his trip to baltimore will help unite the political divide. he mentioned how they are closing in on taxes, health care, and the economic stimulus. it is time for both parties to find common ground. >> i do not think they want more gridlock and bipartisan -- and partisanship. we do not want to fight each other in some sort of a political cage match to see who comes out alive. that is not what they want. we want to work together to get things done. >> he is open to reviewing the report repu
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Jan 28, 2010 6:00am EST
looking forward to a stronger america. >> i would like to say i am more optimistic about his speech according to this person, but democrats and republicans need to work together to do what is best for the people. once in washington vote along party lines after getting elected. >> we are checking on your morning commute. a few accidents to watch out for. an accident and possible closures. ohio avenue shut down. pretty standard stuff in other areas. here is a light view of traffic. we are singing brake lights in one area. here is what marcia reversing standard delays southbound toward the beltway northeast. that is the latest. check in with sandra who is at the museum. >> they are celebrating the birthday of babe ruth . we have his original baseball card when he was an ordeal here. tell us why this is so special. >> this is when he was a pitcher with the baltimore orioles. it is his rookie card. it is considered one of the most viable baseball collectibles. >> it is really neat. tell us some more on the celebration coming up. >> we have a birthday bash with many celebrities that will
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Jan 9, 2010 9:01am EST
america safe, that is a small inconvenience. i would rather be alive. >> for more information on these full body scanners, we provided a link to the web site at wbaltv.com. just click on news links. >> this morning joe biden is mourning the death of his mother. she died at her home in delaware yesterday. she had become seriously ill in recent days. the vice president said her strength will live on in all of us. she was married for 61 years before joe biden sr. died in 2002. >>> 24 degrees outside, so we will answer your pet questions. >> a look at the designation of sheila dixon and a scramble to become the next city council president. >> the cold air keeps pumping into the area. we will check out when it might warm u >> all clear here with plenty of sunshine and a few scattered clouds. off to the north west we have some lake effect snow lingering in pennsylvania and new york. the biggest lake effect snow is lake michigan and indiana, but it reaches down into tennessee. unusually strong winds coming across lake michigan. it is blowing dust snow flurries to the national area -- bl
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Jan 29, 2010 6:00am EST
. in abilene some vehicles were left under water. the author of one of america's most controversial pieces of literature has died. j.d. salinger, whose book "catcher in july" spoke tthe ryo youngsters. it was banned for a time in schools. he was 91 years old. >> a target employees in missouri turned her house into a virtual warehouse of stolen merchandise, more than $100,000 worth of chairs, lamps, and other small appliances. when investigators arrived, the items was spread out on the property like a store. two accomplices were taken into custody as well. >> in the consumer alert, as the toyota recall increases, gm has started to offer discounts and a low-interest financing specifically to owners of toyotas. the recall covers the gm pontiac vibe as well. car rental companies have all stopped renting toyotas. if you need to get around texting while driving, there is an application for that. many states have passed laws against texting while driving. new software programs work by allowing drivers to speak to their fallen and the phone transmits the text. various programs are available
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Jan 12, 2010 5:00pm EST
call today. get jaw-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. >> covering the nation tonight, a north carolina stretch of highway remains closed after containers containing highly explosive materials were punctured. they told residents to leave the area early this morning. officials say the material inside the tanker is a highly explosive chemical used in detonators, grenades and projectiles. it activates when it is mixed with water. >> the vice-president says his mother's courage was her greatest virtue. he delivered the eulogy in wilmington, delaware, today. she instilled in her children the loyalty of family. among the guests, the president and mrs. obama. >> she taught her children, grandchildren and great children -- great-grandchildren that you are defined by your sen
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Jan 31, 2010 5:00am EST
. they're the future of america, so let's bring them up right and give them our cheese. american cheese. kraft singles. put it in their lunch boxes. heck, put it right in their mouths. it's made with milk, never oil like some other slices. a country is only as good as its cheese. good thing ours doesn't have a bunch of holes in it. kraft singles - the american cheese. >> joe flacco will have a replacement. zorin doesn't have too far to drive. he spent two years being toremented by the redskins head coach. he went years playing q.b. mostly for the seahawks. jim zorn looking for his new star marty hill. >> mickelson embroiled in his own cheating scandal. he's using an old clause that may not violate the letter of the law but certainly violates the spirit of the law. as a result, a fellow player said mickelson is cheating. he doesn't have his picture showing up with 18 or 19 different clubs, so phil says, i'm not cheating. >> i thought it might be a topic of discussion. i didn't expect to be publicly slandered. i abide by the rules that are made. if they change the rule, i'll abide
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Jan 25, 2010 6:00am EST
country, even in the most liberal state in america arguably, massachusetts, the people are telling us, please don't pass this bill. >> the obama team heard a voter call to fix the economy, add jobs. >> we're not going to stop fighting until we add jobs for everybody. >> analysts are skeptical. >> this president doesn't come easy to populism and it's not terribly convincing. but when you're in a panic, this is one of the things you do. i think they're in a panic right now. >> obama advisors deny panic or a message overhaul. >> in washington people look for signs, cues for their script to say, here's obama 2.0. this is obama -- this is the obama who ran for president. >> the president tapped his 2008 campaign manager to come back and help democrats avoid more losses this fall. on the day of the president's state of the union republicans will be gathering in hawaii, the president's birthplace, to plot their own strategy for the mid-term elections. in washington, brook hart, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our "watercooler question of the day." do you think president obama needs
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Jan 18, 2010 5:00am EST
brings us to our "watercooler question of the day." how close do you think america is to realizing dr. king's dream? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> and a reminder for this martin luther king jr. holiday. federal, state and local government offices and courts will be closed in observance of the holiday. banks and post offices will also be closed. and baltimore city will hold its 10th annual martin luther king day parade later today. the event kicks off at noon at the intersection of martin luther king boulevard and yiew taw -- eutaw street. come up a wrong turn leaves a pennsylvania woman hanging, literally. >> the race is on to fill the late ted kennedy's senate seat. how the cult could determine the fate of health care reform. >> and this is the beltway at liberty road. it looks ok right there. volume a little light. more when we come back. >> welcome back. good morning. the time is 5:10. a couple of clouds. but the rain we had yesterday and last night is gone now. it should be a dry monday morning commute. temperature is 41 degrees at the maryland science
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Jan 12, 2010 5:30am EST
cell phone. they are working to bring those numbers down. >> people in america are very tired of the idea that people can text and drive. >> they are more likely to get into a crash while texting and just driving. >> they wonder if laws restricting cell phone use actually effect drivers behind the wheel. >> interest is in line to become the next state to legalize marijuana. people with cancer, aids, and multiple sclerosis could buy up to 2 ounces a month. the o'malley administration says the census bureau will help create some jobs in the area. the census form will be mailed out in march. >> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> we ask about your thought on the pensions. >> one person says convicted criminals do not deserve pensions. they should have to pay restitution for the money put out to bring them to justice. keep emailing your answers. we will post all of them on the front page of our web site. >> here is a look ahead to the next hour of 11 news today. >pregnant women have to be careful about what they eat and what they put on their
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Jan 6, 2010 6:00pm EST
fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. >> baltimore county school superintendent says he will review his much publicized student progress reports. >> teachers are apparently still a bit confused. the 11 news education reporter joins us live in the newsroom. >> this has become a very hot issue because teachers say the program will add nouns of new paperwork. the progress reporting method is under review. >> we did not have a directive yet. they don't have to do it until -- there are still creatures -- teachers scrambling to do this by february 11. >> they want to streamline the program. >> the imagination can run wild because there is lack of clarity and information. >> miscommunication or allusion was not there on the part of the teachers. it was in black and white for us. >> what h
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Jan 18, 2010 6:00am EST
call to action that continues. >> even after the worst recession in generations life in america is not even close to being as brutal as it was back then for so many. that's the legacy of dr. king and his movement. that's our inheritance. >> that brings us to our "watercooler question of the day." how close do you think america is to realizing dr. king's dream? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 6:08. 39 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the financial news in the "bloomberg business report." >> also ahead, the man convicted of shooting pope john paul ii may be out of prison this morning but he may not be free to go wherever he pleases. >> and a tragedy in an alabama motel claims the lives of four college co-eds. details next. >> and i'm tony pann. the weather is pretty quiet compared to yet yesterday, but there is another storm on the horizon. >> route 91 is still blocked and creating problems for motorists. we'll let you know how to get around it coming >> welcome back. about 6:11. 41 degrees. things are pretty quiet this morning. we had a storm go through yesterday wit
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Jan 4, 2010 5:00am EST
that plane headed to america. >> now in custody, investigators are questioning the accused bomb better al qaeda in yemen. >> there is advantage to talking to us in terms of plea agreements. we're going to pursue that. >> critics say the case doesn't belong in civilian court. >> if we had treated this christmas day bomber as a terrorist, he would have immediately been interrogated military style. >> in yemen today the u.s. and british embassies remain closed citing threats by al qaeda. president obama leaves tomorrow -- meets tomorrow with his security team on the incident and what's being done. as for the new screening rules, one senator vutle u.s. airlines -- us suggests u.s. airlines refuse fly out of airports that don't comply. coming up, a man trapped inside his car. why it took so long to rescue him. >> a manhunt for a man accused of killing his family ends. how a popular tv show helped track him down. >> and a live look over the baltimore area. another cold morning. more on weather and traffic when we come back. [ woman ] once she switches to new swiffer wetjet, it will cl
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Dec 31, 2009 11:00pm EST
from iraq, their first new year's in america. >> now we celebrate our new year here in baltimore city. i wish and happy new year for all. >> they say this is a late arriving crowd. we have seen a few more people trickling down. >> we will check in with john a little later in the show and see if anyone else turned up. now we are going to the biggest new year's party in the nation. we have a live look for you at new york city. it is estimated more than 1 million people are at times where tonight waiting for the stroke of midnight. >> the party is well underway here in times square. everyone is waiting for a ball to drop to officially ring in the new year. the famous waterford crystal ball got a makeover for 2010. the steer you will see tonight contains nearly 300 crystal triangles woven into a special pattern under the theme "let there be courage." >> we have worked into a celtic knot. >> security will be tight, but that say they will not stifle the party. >> we want people to have a happy experience. >> the festivities got under way earlier today around the world. check out the show ov
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Jan 6, 2010 5:00pm EST
-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. >> continuing coverage of mayor sheila dixon. we have more live coverage. >> she remains to be defiant, feisty, and unapologetic. she formally announce that she is, andy, resigning. -- indeed, resigning. >> i want to thank my colleague -- my colleagues and staff that have been phenomenal people. i can't begin to tell you the tremendous job they have done. i have a great staff that works hard. [applause] i love this city. i love the people of this city. >> she is not that because of the decision to enter the plea that she made, she was talking about the city. she says that god will guide her in continuing down the path that she started. in issuing an apology, she declined saying that she cannot voice specifics of the case. she was asked, w
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Jan 4, 2010 6:00am EST
, trained him, equipped him with explosives, and directed him to attack that plane headed to america. >> now in custody, investigators are questioning the accused bomb -- bomber about al qaeda in yemen. >> there is advantage to talking to us in terms of plea agreements. we're going to pursue that. >> critics say the case doesn't belong in civilian court. >> if we had treated this christmas day bomber as a terrorist, he would have immediately been interrogated military style. >> president obama leaves tomorrow with -- meets tomorrow with his security team on the incident. as for the new screening rules, one senator suggests u.s. airlines refuse to fly out of airport that don't comply. in washington, brook heafort, nbc news. >> 6:08. 23 degrees. coming up, the financial news in the "bloomberg business report." >> a computer program goes into effect in florida. how it's helping save lives and taxpayer money. >> an accused murderer on the loose for two months this morning the man hunt is over. how police caught their man. >> and it's much colder than normal. and the winds are still gusty
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Jan 14, 2010 5:00pm EST
football looks with fios. but you've got to call today. get jaw-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. >> the state has introduced a new program that will have a more transit friendly reserves. it will aggressively promote transit oriented development. building vibrant communities around transit stations is crucial. >> there is much potential for growth and development around transit stations throughout the state and it will reduce emissions and preserve valuable areas around the state. >> it will reduce pollution by 740,000 tons. that is equivalent to taking 140,000 cars off the road. >> in tonight's medical alert, many migraine sufferers will try almost anything to get relief from their pain, especially if it did not involve taking drugs. there is a thermal he did migrate
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Jan 1, 2010 5:30am EST
" has been a tradition. >> in 1993, they started pouring in america. baltimore was the first year. we have been here ever since. >> this year's performance was scheduled for the weekend the blizzard of 2009 hit. there are back this weekend to give a performance. >> we came back all the way from florida. we are restaging the plate. >> the dancers are used to traveling and plan to give a stellar performance. it features the number one ballerina in the world and some new surprises. >> new aspects include father christmas and snow maidens and stunning costumes. we're delighted to be back here. >> if you get tickets for the original performances, the times and seat assignments are the same. >> it there are still tickets available. for more information, you can visit our web site, wbaltv.com. >> it makes big want to take beltway again. >> me, too. all right. you did not say anything about my dancing. let's get to one of your entries. we ask what is your new year's resolution? >> one is to accept things that i cannot change. it is the old serenity prayer. keep the mailing your responses. we
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Jan 17, 2010 6:00pm EST
. >> even after the worst recession in generations, life in america is not even close to being as brutal as it was back then for some many. >> and here in baltimore, members of a church continued their eight-year tradition of honoring the life of dr. king. the ceremony or involve a day of prayer. the democratic health-care bill is once again on the line, and, a massachusetts republican is threatening to derail the whole say. >> more rain in the forecast -- the really holsinger. temperatures are relatively mild -- >> president obama and fellow democrats are scrambling to salvage their health-care bill in case a republican wins in massachusetts. martha is in a dead heat with republican challenger scott brown. it is the seat held by the late ted kennedy. he said if elected, he will vote against the democratic health- care bill. >> our hd doppler radar does not catch all of the drizzle that is in the area. we do have some around here. we have a badge of rain shower activity that is moving. -- we have a batch. all of that really generous rain and that we had earlier in the day, that has moved
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Jan 19, 2010 6:00am EST
. >> they are special people. they have done medical work in africa and central america. they have been very committed to work in haiti over the last couple of years. >> they are blocking about their experiences. law unto our website to follow them. -- log onto our website to follow them. >> some will prey on upon people's willingness to give for gain. complaints are coming in about fake websites and fraudulent emails. money is the most important way to help. before doing so online, be aware. there are many tricks out there like this one. >> and these are emails that the subject line is related to the haÏtian earthquake relief effort. the text of the e-mail is directing people to contribute to the relief by sending money through western union. >> because of emails claiming to show pictures of the disaster area and attached files because they may contain viruses. only open attachments from known senders. make contributions directly to known organizations rather than relying on others to make the donation on your behalf. >> police are searching for suspects responsible for a home in
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Jan 16, 2010 5:00am EST
success america has made in the equal funt opportunity for citizens and the work to be done. his hope that one day we would all be judged by the content of our character and not by the color of our skin is an issue still zus discussed as a nation appreciates his life. his legacy is that of a man that prope brought hope and healing to america based on truth, compassion, justice, courage, and hugh millity. this weekend reremember a visionary who inspired nonviolent librage racial around the world. he endured threats, harassments, bombings, and jail to create freedom for others. it is also a time to make personal commitments to achieve the beloved community of which dr. king dreamed of. his late widow said the best gift anyone could give to my husband is for people to celebrate by performing individual acts of kindness to others. for more visit us on the web at wbaltv.com.
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Jan 8, 2010 5:00pm EST
tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. >> the baltimore ravens have a game this sunday that is kind of a big deal. >> fans are really excited about the matchup. some have been out all day on a purple friday pep rally. >> i have the prettiest, the smartest, the greatest reagan's ban in the world right here. -- the greatest ravens fans in the world. thank you very much. purple friday is a lot of fun. everybody is having a good time. we fans are ready for the game on sunday. the bus rolls in and within minutes, ravens cheerleaders were off the bus and inside with the fans. for the ravens, purple friday has become a tradition. >> is a week of planning, getting everything ready. we are giving away some fun stuff. >> it is fun because we cheer for the team all year long. it is nice to see
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Jan 31, 2010 9:00am EST
about how they went through the bank of america and they have gone through some kind of programs and trial periods. now a second mortgage with bank of america is foreclosing. my question, will there be bank officials who are in power to make final decisions on hodfiication of loans? >> the answer is yes. that's the very person we want to come to the conference that we're having come saturday. a lot of people have not been able to really be in contanth with the bank officials. we will have them there and they will set down and wourk out deals there. we're able to help two out of three. this is the first time doing this. >> there are people who are saying we've had these programs. i'm not saying you in particular. and they've gone and talked to the banks and tried to get the modification. but still, it hasn't been modified. there are some, maybe some funny business going on out there? >> well, a lot of times what they have to do is go through trial periods. they say ok, we're going to reduce your mortgage but we want to make sure that you get through six months of paying a lesser rate.
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Jan 18, 2010 11:00pm EST
people. they have done medical work in africa and in central america. more recently, they have been very committed to work in haiti. >> she says she even delivered a baby in the midst of all of the chaos. a local restaurant is encouraging you to donate to orphans affected by the earthquake. it has a special connection to the cause. that is where kerry cavanaugh is live with that part of the story. >> several years ago the wife of one of the owners here visited haiti and returned determined to help the orphans there. the restaurant has raised money for the haitian orphanages and encouraged employees to go and volunteer. one of the workers was in the haiti when the earthquake hit. >> it was hard to resist the p r push outside of the big bad wolf howls of barbecue. >> we help haiti. >> the diners inside were encouraged to contribute to the orphanages impacted by the earthquake. >> pc the devastation like that where people have not eaten in days. -- you see the devastation of like that where people have not eaten in days. i come out to do my part. >> they have been encouraging employers
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Jan 18, 2010 12:00pm EST
. coming up this afternoon on oprah, america's new of late session. millions of people do it every day. if you think you have the cell phone texting and driving thing down, you do not. and latest on the recovery efforts in haiti. and it is imperative to read the fine print when signing important paper work, but what about when you sign up for something online in tonight's consumer alert -- how to make sure you do not get more than you bargained for. and now, your pick three and picked four numbers. >> congratulations to the baltimore ravens of a great season. let's play your picked three numbers. here we go. 7, followed by -- that is a 9 that is printed on the ball. your last number is a one. recapping our numbers for today, 7, 9, and one. into the cinema cash tv contest by february 7 for a chance to win $500. go to mdlottery.com/cinemacash for details. " pick four, a nine, and followed by a two. the next number is another too. your last number for your pick four, we have four. nine, two, ~ low, after you are. maryland lottery, let yourself play. and that was one last look at the forec
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Jan 19, 2010 12:00pm EST
people. they have done medical work in africa and central america, and more recently, they have been very committed to the work they have done in haiti. >> jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> lowell melser is on board the uss comfort as it heads to haiti and it should -- usns comfort as it heads to haiti and it should arrive in the day. can you hear me? >> yes, i can. good morning. >> good afternoon to what additional preparations are being made for patients to come on board? >> today we saw the most intensive things yet. they basically have a situation where they had four trauma patients and made it seem as if they were elected in the air, so it was a complete operation from sending them off the hill into the helicopter into the er room. there were two patients with severe bodily injuries. a child that had bodily injuries, and a pregnant woman, who was injured and in labor. once they got down to the collecting area, they were able to decide what the injuries were and where they needed to go. they went into the different parts away and showing you earlier in the week. -- in diff
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Jan 11, 2010 5:30am EST
whites today. because it's breakfast, not brokefast. america saves on dunkin'. >> ravens fans showing off their playoff fever. we'll have highlights and reaction. >> i'm brook hart in washington. racial remarks from the senate majority leader. republicans call for democrat harry reid to step down. that story coming up. >> it's a case of deja vu as jay lein
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Jan 22, 2010 5:00am EST
will be corporate america. >> a victory for corporations looking to give financial support to political campaigns as the supreme court reverses decisions. >> traffic on the beltway at walerga road. we will get a closer look at we will get a closer look at traffic in addition [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> welcome back. 10 minutes after 5:00, 37 degrees at the maryland science center downtown. most spots are above freezing. the roads should be ok. not disabled see a little rain or snow showers passing by. -- that is not to say that you will not see a little rain shower or snow shower passing by. nothing happening in the city at the present. there's a 55% chance of light rain, sleet, or snow this morning and into this afternoon. temperatures are above freezing except in the far western suburbs. 32 in gaithersburg. 36 in trucksville and ed wood, 37 in chestertown. if to -- 36 in edgewood. >> the supreme court ruling allowing corporations to spend freely on political campaigns are now able to spend as much as they want to support or oppose candidates.
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Jan 15, 2010 5:30am EST
. america stands with you. >> the americgeorge w. bush andl clinton will oversee fund- raising efforts. but the best thing we can do is send money even if it's $5. >> first lady michelle obama asking for money in a new public service announcement through the red cross. >> we can all do something. we can help the american red cross as it delivered the food, water, and madison to save lives. >> the earthquake hit on tuesday. a record amount of money has been donated already. >> thank you. people are fearing for lives of loved ones and making efforts to help the grief-stricken nation. jennifer franciotti is telling us how the earthquake is affecting some people in maryland. >> we are learning about the conditions in haiti from loved ones and the missionary group. a howard county church is awaiting the go-ahead to help the haitians. the missing group from the new hope church in fulton was on its way to the eden garden orphanage. all that changed with a telephone call from the orphanage director. >> we were geared up and ready to go. i was leaving my office and got a phone call at 5:00 tues
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Jan 12, 2010 11:00pm EST
game. sports is next. >> across america, it is mega millions. >> it is estimated $60 million. you must have these numbers. 31-56-9-5-37 are the white ball numbers. mega ball number is 16. if no one matches all six numbers, the jackpot closed to $73 million. good lu so, now with fios, you have facebook and twitter on your tv. amazing. let me, uh, tell my family about this. okay. "facebook on tv." watch this. [ ding ] boom. cool. boom. nice. wait for it. and... boom? boom. [ male announcer ] facebook on your tv and three times more very satisfied customers than comcast. this is beyond cable. this is fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >> every nfl player has a season's worth of aches and bruises they have to play with during this time of year. it may be an inconvenience for some as the ravens prepare for the colts today. the practice was open to the media. joe flacco looked stiff but took part in drills. his passing numbers have plummeted over the past few games. there is concern about his injuries. an old back injury has been aggravated.
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Jan 3, 2010 5:00am EST
2009. don't forget all the yelling. america considered an all-time low. a couple of men with little in come on trying to change that. >> the reforms i'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally. >> you lie. >> who has card number one. last summer's town hall meeting. cable tv. >> this guy is a racist. >> the title is so messy, i love it. now we judge them on the decible count. >> i hope his kidneys fail. how about that. >> it's not just politics. >> how about serena. that soccer game. if we want change, we have to find a way to express ourselves civilly. these two couldn't be more different accept when it comes to being civil. >> it was res nating with me that there was a soul matron the other side of the aisle. >> they urge people from all walks of life to disagree nicely. >> what we need is for people to speak up practice disagreing agreeablely. 5:28 and 16 degrees. the latest in the case of the uth mother now missing for more than a month. >> another a lookout side. wicked cold. the whole problem is rooted in new england. we can blame it on them. they are getting wi
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Jan 27, 2010 6:00am EST
. this president walked into about the worst imaginable set of circumstances. >> and america is still standing as president obama tries to recapture the wave of optimism he rode into office. he will say that new faces and fresh energy is needed to turn the economy around. wbal-tv. 11. >> the date of the governor's state of the state address is on the move. he was supposed to do it today, but it got changed. the new date is next tuesday, february 2. inside the state house,>> the maryland unemploymentneeded overhaul. went it dips below a certain level, it triggers a tax increase from employers that pay into it. it would jump to $87 per employee. legislators need to make some changes by august of next year. the governor announced legislation that would extend benefits. employee in the fund. they will hear legislation possibility of legalizingit would allow it to be grown in pharmacy. state. many legislators and have dealt watercooler question of the day. legalize marijuana for medical email us your response to > watercooler@wbaltv.com kretzer the man who exposed problems with acorn are n
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